Halloween will soon descend upon Bristol and all kinds of ghouls will come out to play. Here are some of the best events happening in the city over Halloween weekend.
Date published: 14th Oct 2021
Halloween is probably the best excuse of the year to get a bit sillier than usual. It all starts with you picking out what you want to wear, do you go for something simple or go as OTT as possible? Then of course you want to get yourself out to an event, whether it's a dance you want or you want to get deeper into the seasonal spirit by watching a scary movie.
In Bristol, there's no shortage of spooky options for events this year, so we thought we'd compile some of the best in one convenient location. Click on the event titles for more information!
A full day over the Halloween weekend to bask in some glorious techno music. Apex Halloween is taking over the HighRise Hub for the day and they're bringing names such as Jay Lumen and Nastia out for this incredibly exciting event that sees some sets last as long as two hours.
We hope you've built up some good stamina so you can go all day long.
Find tickets for Apex Halloween: Nastia & Jay Lumen here.
One More Time comes back to The Fleece at the end of the month but this time around it's a Halloween special. All the usual classic anthems from the 90's and '00s will still be there but now there will be some suitably spookier tunes too. So this night of old school pop tunes will be much scarier than usual, you had better be dressed appropriately.
It's the perfect warm-up dance to a weekend-long Halloween celebration
Find tickets for One More Time- 90's and 00's Halloween Party here.
Iota are a five-piece Bristol-based alternative rock band and they're putting on a special show at The Louisiana for Halloween. This is your chance to see a local favourite worshipped on stage as they deliver a suitably frightening live gig experience. With other local live bands set to play and spooky outfits being encouraged this is going to be a memorable one.
A Halloween Bass event, head down to Basement 45 for a head-pounding night of bass delivered to you by names such as Dubblet, Meraki and Feltz. A great opportunity to get your spooky rave on, this is a chance to see amazing upcoming DJs in one of Bristol's best underground venues.
With the main room featuring UK Bass and Baseline and a second featuring Tech, Bass and UKG, you're spoilt for choice here.
Motion's annual Halloween party is back in full swing this year and they're getting a hand from Radio 1 superstar Franky Wah. His music is an example of the very best parts of clubbing culture and he will be lighting up the venue. He's not the only name appearing with Sarah Story, Meg Ward and Because of Art all being on the bill too.
So get ready to go all out on what is going to be a fantastic night of live music.
JME is back with Eskimo Dance this year for a run of shows over Halloween that are bound to get you raving in your stupidest outfit. With DJs and MCs ready to go with their most devastating tracks, this will be a welcome return to shows as they bring the roof down on the 02 Academy.
It's been two years since their last show and they'll want to make up for the lost time.
Off Me Nut Records are taking over Thekla this Halloween to bring real party vibes to Bristol. With a rave that's going to go as hard as possible, they're bringing over a bunch of names to really get the party started. With a mix of Bassline, Drum n Bass, Hardcore and techno this will be a wild one.
Off Me Nut are going to cause one hell of a riot.
Find tickets for Off Me Nut Halloween Climax here.
This is an epic all-nighter gig that sees three bands take to the stage amidst a haze of B-Movie visuals. The three bands are Los Dedos, a hypnotic surf rock band, Acid punk rockers Bad Fractals and hellish rock and rollers Rev Schinder and the Band of Angels. It's a bone-shaking night of live music action.
With cocktails being available and some wild dancing promised this may just be one of the most intense gigs that you've ever been to if you dare to enter.
Find tickets for Shangri-La x Lost Horizon: A Halloween Rock n Roll Spectacular here.
The Bad Boy Chiller Crew are the next big Bassline group. Emerging out of Bradford and charming everyone with their no fucks given attitude and memorable bars. This group of three MCs are riding a huge wave of hype right now and you should find any excuse you can to watch them.
So get down to Pryzm in Bristol where you can experience the pure carnage that is Bad Boy Chiller Crew for yourself.